July 29, 2007
When Jesus went to the cross to pay for our sin, He was not driven by a sense of duty or obligation. Far from it. Jesus willingly gave His life out of a deep and abiding love for us. Alistair Begg tells us that when we accept God’s gift and become Christ-followers, His Holy Spirit indwells us and conforms us more and more into His image. As Christians our lives should reflect Christ in our devotion and eagerness to do what is good – not out of duty or fear, but out of our love for Him.
11For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, 12training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, 13waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, 14who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.
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